DEMAND PAPER BALLOTS
AND A FUNCTIONAL
FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
Last week Christopher Wray, Trump’s own FBI director, testified that Russia is “absolutely intent on trying to interfere with our elections.”
We’ve seen the videos of machines flipping votes in Mississippi. We know that every voting machine currently being used can be hacked. Russian online propaganda continues unabated.
#MoscowMitch McConnell stated that he would not allow any election security legislation to be brought to a vote by the Senate. Presumably to please Trump and many others—domestic and foreign to whom he is beholden—McConnell has blocked every single one.
And, never forget that Greg Walden fully supports the GOP’s crusade to mangle our electoral system in order to stay in power as a minority party.
The Federal Election Commission’s (FEC’s) job is to safeguard elections from domestic corruption and foreign influence. It now lacks a legal quorum to do business and has shut down. No member who has resigned since 2016 has been replaced. The FEC was working on election ad transparency when it was forced to stop meeting. We need a fully functioning Federal Election Commission.
Hand marked paper ballots will protect against election hacking. We need the PAVE and SAFE Acts.
Tell your MOCs to demand that every colleague who cares about Democracy must have the courage to overcome McConnell’s cynical obstruction to pass election security legislation, and to confirm qualified FEC candidates immediately.
Fully Staff the FEC!
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS MERKLEY AND WYDEN:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because . . .
. . . I want to thank the Senator for introducing the PAVE Act to require paper ballots. Now we need him to push his fellow Senators to find the courage to demand that the PAVE Act, the SAFE Act, and all election security legislation be brought to a vote. We also need him to work to get qualified FEC administrators confirmed immediately.
SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
**ACTION TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code].
I am calling to DEMAND that Greg Walden put his constituents and his country over party and support election security legislation. We need him to find the courage to push his Republican colleagues in the Senate to demand that all election security bills be brought to a vote, and that qualified FEC administrators get confirmed immediately.
Through Greg Walden’s actions and inactions — his silence has been deafening— he continues to signal that he fully supports Trump, regardless of how much damage Trump is doing to our democracy and to world stability. Know that we are still here, we will hold him accountable, we are working to flip his seat BLUE — #2020IsNow!
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
Visit the ORD2 Indivisible Event Calendar on a regular basis to keep updated on local activities. Participate with us as often as you can. We also encourage you to submit events to be added to the ORD2 Indivisible Event Calendar and help us keep current with our event postings. https://ord2indivisible.org/submit-your-event/
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Campaign Finance Public Forum – Medford
TODAY: September 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
ORD2 Indivisible General Meeting – Phoenix
September 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Rally of Support, SEIU Local 503 – Medford
September 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: League of Women Voters Rogue Valley General Meeting – Medford
September 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate Watch Party – Medford
September 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Emerge Oregon Social Hour, POW – Ashland
September 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Global Climate Strike – Ashland
September 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Global Climate Strike – Grants Pass
September 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Southern Oregon Climate Fiesta – Medford
September 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Ashland Global Peace Conference – Ashland
September 21 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Talent Harvest Festival – Talent
September 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Living With Purpose And Sanity In The Age Of Trump, A Self-Care Class – Medford
October 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
ORD2 Indivisible 2020 Fundraising Campaign
As we approach what will be the most important election of our lifetimes, ORD2 Indivisible wants to be in a secure financial position to help engage as many voters in our district in the election process as possible. To accomplish this goal we are conducting the ORD2 Indivisible 2020 fundraising campaign.
The next 20 people who donate $20 (or more) will receive a prize!
Please make an online donation by clicking on the 2020 image below:
To make a donation by check, please make the check payable to ORD2 Indivisible and mail to:
P.O. Box 1242, Phoenix, OR 97535